Will my child get a place at the school their sibling/s attend?
Many schools make sure children get a place if their older sibling/s attends the same school on the day of admission.
If an older sibling attends a secondary school already, and the younger child does not get a place, this could be because the elder child is in the sixth form, or because they do not live at the same permanent address.
Because schools prioritise younger siblings, you should think about whether the school is suitable for your younger children too when applying for a place. How important is it that they all go to the same school? Would it matter if they have different days off for school holidays or teacher training? Is it a problem if the schools have different start and finish times?